Summer time, and what a strange summer it’s been .
It’s been gorgeous & sunny some days and pissing it down with rain the next .
I took advantage of staying at home when the weather was really hot and visting some local tourist attractions.
I went to Wookey Hole, Bristol Zoo & Cheddar Gorge . I also spent a few days at Weston Super Mare and Portishead & Clevedon for the local pubs . The new Weatherspoons in W-S-M is really nice with the biggest beer garden I have ever seen and it’s right on the Sea Front as well , defiantly a place to spend a sunny afternoon
It’s funny when you live in a city you rarely do all the tourist stuff so it’s been nice
I had several tours planned for this month but decided to scrap them all and work from my apartment in Bristol instead.
This weekend though I am going to Birmingham. I was going to stay in Bristol but the Ballon Festival starts this weekend which means traffic in Bristol is going to be a bitch
And as my flat is right in the centre of Bristol, getting there for anyone is going to be bloody hard so ive decided to spend the weekend away in Birmingham instead.
Im hoping that the sunny and clear weather holds out for the rest of the week for the Ballon festival . Fingers crossed
I do love the Ballon Festival though although my dogs don’t , they see the Ballons which normally go right over my house and start freaking out, in fact all the local dogs do the same , I guess they don’t like Balloons.
The only thing I hate about the Ballon Festival is the traffic , Bristol literally comes to a complete standstill from Thursday afternoon till Sunday evening .
If you happen to be driving on one of the main roads in South Bristol forget it , it’s walking or being prepared to spend hours in the car to go 1 mile .
If you live in the South Bristol area then you have learned over the years to park your car up on Wednesday night and don’t move it till Monday morning otherwise you will never get a parking space near your house . In fact you probably won’t even be able to get to your house . People park like cunts across your driveway , even on your driveway . And will have the nerve to get pissed of at you if you ask them to move from your driveway .
And If you live near the football ground in Ashton , just don’t leave your house , in previous years its normally the first match of the season for Bristol City along with the Ballon festival as well . If it’s anything like previous years when this happened, just forget that you even have a car for this weekend .
There is upwards of 100,000 people all trying to get to the same location along the same bloody roads which means South Bristol is just one big car park this weekend .